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Sunday, 22 May 2016
If you've read any of my previous posts then you'll know I've been trying to combat some really bad breakouts. A lot of brands had their pros and cons but none seemed to work for me.

I've seen the brand Proactiv advertised a lot over the years and always heard mixed reviews. I think this is because the brand was formed in the US and they can use ingredients in their products that the UK won't allow. I decided to take a chance and order the basic 3 step core system which was £19.99 & £4.95 P&P.

It arrived so fast I ordered it Sunday night and it turned up Wednesday morning. The kit contains; 

The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Pore Targeting Treatment, Complexion Perfecting Hydrator and the Skin Purifying Mask.

I'm so excited to start this, I will be using this day and night for 30 days in the hopes that it will combat my breakouts and overall leave me with better skin ^.^

As always, thanks for reading...

Monday, 9 May 2016
On the 28th March I started using some new skincare products from The Clean & Clear range. What I mean by this is that they were new to me, I was in a very bad place with my skin and optimistic these would help.
Here is before:
And here is how my skin is currently:

Clean & Clear Spot Control Daily Wash

Product description says:
"Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Control Daily Wash contains Clean & Clear fast-acting technology to unclog pores, helping to clear spots fast and keep them away with daily use. The wash will remove trapped dirt and dead skin cells, helping to reduce breakouts without over drying your skin."
- None.
- It dried out my skin
- Didn't clear spots or keep them away.
- Didn't lather well at all and made it hard to wash off, felt like it was trapped in my pores and made my skin feel stiff.

Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion For Sensitive Skin

Product description says:
"A deep cleansing daily essential for sensitive skin! This oil fighting formula cleanses deep into your pores to help prevent spots without irritating sensitive skin."
- A little goes a long way.
- Definitely not for sensitive skin! I found this irritated my under eyes after three weeks of use.
- Not overly keen on the smell, find it very potent.

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser 

Product description says:
"Moisturise and prevent dry spots in one easy step! This oil-free formula contains a known spot-fighting ingredient to help prevent spots. Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth every day. Plus it's fragrance free and suitable for even sensitive skin."
- It was moisturising without that heavy feeling...but (cons).
- After prolonged use I found myself having to use more than usual to get that moisturised feeling.
- Sometimes it'd take ages to sink into my skin which then would conflict to me applying primer.

Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Control Treatment Gel

Product description says:
"Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment Gel is clinically proven to start clearing spots in just 4 hours"
- None
- It does not clear spots within 4 hours, I've been using this daily and they go after a few days before reappearing.
I am so disappointed that the products didn't work for me, if anything my skin is a lot worse and I've started to breakout along my jawline and neck. I will not be purchasing these products again and I don't recommend them. All of the products talk about spot fighting/preventing solutions and it is a load of lies in my case. I know everyone's skin type is different but after using these continually for 7 weeks I've had no relief from outbreaks.

What do you guys think? Ever used these products before?

As always, thanks for reading...

Sunday, 1 May 2016
In March I decided that I couldn't keep biting my nails. As previously mentioned I work in retail for a toy company and I get asked by parents all the time "what's the latest blind bag?". Having a friend who makes those kinds of videos is helpful but I do sit and watch them myself and do my own research when I noticed how much effort these people put into appearance when they aren't actually facing the camera. I take pride in looking presentable and realised that I've only had nice nails once at 16 for prom. I'd bite them right down that I don't think I ever see the whites for long and part of it is anxiety which gave me two initiatives. No anxiety crutch and nice nails.

I ventured into Boots and decided to see what there was to help, at this point I hadn't looked online I thought I'd pick one up and give it a go. Sally Hansen is a brand that every beauty lover knows whether you're into nails or not. What I didn't expect were the prices and until I spotted the Maximum Growth for under £5 I think I would have left empty handed.

Product description says:
"Daily nail growth program gives soft, peeling, bitten, weak or thin nails added strength and support.  Silk protein reinforces fragile nails. Creates a strong foundation for healthier nails. Can be worn alone or with nail colour."

After 5 Days

After One Month

- The solution has no weird smell and isn't too potent
- Only has to be applied once every other day. 
- Doesn't "chip off" it peels.
- Found it's conditioned my cuticles too.

-Brand Price. For under £5 it's a good deal but I only wanted growth. A lot of products from the line offer a complete care, thickening or targeted at cuticle care for around £10 which I think is a little steep.

Overall I am so ecstatic with the progress of my nails and I'll definitely rate this as successful!

As always, thanks for reading... 

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